Rufus Wainwright became a father in February 2011 when Lorca Cohen, daughter of Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard, gave birth to baby Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen. This song, which is addressed to little Viva, is about the home in the New York town of the same name where her daddy and her daddy's partner live. Wainwright explained to UK newspaper The Sun: "It's like what Krypton is to Superman. Planet Montauk is where I go occasionally to reboot. And I know touring will be difficult being away from her as this kid is really going be the captain of my ship for a long time. She spends most of her time in LA or Paris and I miss her when we are apart. And I do feel guilty about doing all of this and then having to go out on the road for two years right at this crucial time. But to be fair, a child really focuses mostly on her mother at this stage and especially with having a daughter, I think she'll cut me some slack."
Rufus Wainwright told Jam! Music this is his favorite song to play live. He explained: "It's a positive song and it talks about both my mother and my daughter. I'm a family guy."